Holiday Windows 2019

The Cuddle Experience at Macy’s Holiday Lane!

Warm up for the 33rd year of San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition at Macy’s Windows, starting Nov. 22nd! But we can’t wait that long to cuddle cute adoptable animals, so we’ll be joining our neighbors, the SF SPCA and their pups and kitties Friday Nov. 8 (and again Dec. 5) for a cuddlefest with some of our adorable small and exotic animals.

Come get your cuddles! $10 gets you 10 minutes of cuddles with our adorable, adoptable animals. First come, first served. On the 7th Floor of Macy’s Union Square, SF.

Friday, November 8, 2pm – 4pm
Thursday, December 5, 12pm – 2pm

Holiday Windows Official Unveiling: Nov. 22 – Jan. 1
This is the first year that SFACC will be a part of the Macy’s Windows event and we’re thrilled! Adoptable animals from SFACC and our partner SF SPCA will be in the windows at Macy’s Union Square beginning Nov. 22, 2019. Join us for the unveiling, Friday, November 22 at 5pm and visit us every afternoon through January 1st to see adoptable kittens, puppies, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and bunnies.


A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00pm -9:00pm
Alabama Street, between 15th & 16th St.SF

A partygoer enjoys a bunny cuddle at the Oct. 24 celebration honoring the 30th anniversary of the SF SPCA and SFACC partnership. Thank you to SFACC staff and volunteers who brought our small animals out for the evening: Kirby Counts, Mandy Covey, Loretta Kelley, Perry Matlock, Diane Pignari, Michael Reed, and Sofi Sylve. 

A beautiful night was had by all at this celebration of 30 years of the San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco Animal Care and Control saving lives together! We are more than neighbors; we are allies and partners, and we could not accomplish the work we do without working together.

  • Puppy cuddles
  • Small animal cuddles
  • Paint Your Pet (pre-registration required, sign up here)
  • Tote bag screen printing
  • Cardigan photo booth
  • Trivia on the trolley
  • Food trucks and cocktail bar
  • Tour the SF SPCA adoption center
  • Learn more about the new SFACC building

Kittens, Classics, and Chocolate at City (Kitty) Hall

For two days in August, SF City Hall’s South Light Court became KITTY HALL, an elegant room filled with lovely baroque music, courtesy of impromptuSF, and the mewing of many, many kittens. SFACC held the adoption events conveniently during lunchtime, and Dandelion Chocolate (a neighbor of SFACC) provided sweet treats–for the humans, that is.

Folks came by to cuddle kittens, and quite a few petting sessions ended in adoptions. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff members who helped out on this fun adoption event!


SFACC Kitten Pop-Up Shop – Saturday 8/3 in Pacific Heights

SFACC’s kitten extravaganza continues with a Kitten Pop-Up Shop this Saturday 8/3, at the SF SPCA Pacific Heights Campus, 2343 Fillmore Street, SF. Adopt one for $50 and the second kitten is free. Two are better than one; they play with each other when you’re not home, and give you twice the love and purrs!

PLUS, adoption fees are waived for SFACC cats older than 5 months.

June is a lovely 2-year-old waiting for you to adopt her.

Check out all the kittens and cats up for adoption at SFACC HERE!

Is It Too Hot for Your Pet?

It only takes 10 minutes for temperatures inside a car to become dangerously hot, according to the Humane Society, which supported the Good Samaritan bill. On a 70-degree day, car temperatures can reach 89 degrees within 10 minutes. When it’s 72 degrees outside, it takes about an hour for car temperatures to reach 116 degrees.

If you see an animal in distress, call the SFACC dispatch line (415) 554-9400 or 911.

I see an animal in a hot car. What should I do?

  1. Note the make/model of the vehicle, license plate number and its specific location. Note a description and condition of the dog(s). Quickly use your smart phone or camera to film the situation, especially if any signs of distress are observed (see below). Also note the time and outside temperature if you have access to that information.
  2. Call the local animal control agency or police. If you don’t have the local numbers, call 911. Along with getting help, this will create a “record” of the event (311 can also route you to the best agency to help).
  3. Some locations, such as malls, amusement parks or casinos, will have on-site security that may be able to help take action sooner then first responders can arrive.
  4. Ask clerks at nearby stores/venues to make announcements using the vehicle’s make/model to locate the dog’s guardian.
  5. Return to the vehicle to monitor the dog’s condition and help responding authorities locate the vehicle.
  6. If you need to take immediate action to save the dog’s life and remove the animal from the car, make sure you’ve gathered as much evidence of the situation and dog’s condition as you can, including involving near-by witnesses. Remember this is a last resort if it looks like the animal won’t live until officers arrive – even if you save the animal, you might still be charged with a crime and face repercussions in the majority of states.

Signs that an animal is in heat-related distress:

Wide eyes
Fervent barking as if in distress
Intense scratching or digging at windows or doors trying to escape
Excessive panting with exaggerated long tongue
Extreme drooling, salivating
Change in color of the gums (blueish purple, bright red or pale from lack of oxygen)
Increased heart rate
Labored or trouble breathing
Disorientation, stumbling or poor coordination
Diarrhea or vomiting
Collapse or loss of consciousness
Respiratory arrest

How Hot Is Too Hot?

Think of your dog (or any pet) as a toddler… if you wouldn’t leave a four-year-old child unattended in a car–don’t leave your dog/pet!